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Tech innovator EWI of Columbus, Ohio, announces the start of a joint venture with Cumberland & Western Resources of Bowling Green, Kentucky, to commercialize newly-developed manufacturing technologies. The new enterprise, Edison Industrial Innovations LLC, will identify technologies of significant industrial value, leverage EWI’s expertise to mature them to commercial readiness, and deliver them to market.

According to EWI President and CEO Henry Cialone, “C&W understands high-value industry needs and the paths to take new ideas to the market place. Its support and guidance will bring unprecedented resources to EWI’s innovation teams, and will help speed the transfer of technology to manufacturing in the years to come.”

“We have been greatly impressed by the breadth and depth of EWI’s capabilities, as well as their outstanding record of transferring cutting-edge technology from the lab to the real world,” said C&W President Bill Murphree. “We look forward to a long, successful partnership with them.”

The new entity, located in Columbus, Ohio, is scheduled to begin operation in March 2014.

About EWI

EWI is North America’s leading developer of innovative technology solutions that enhance manufacturing competitiveness. Since 1984, the organization has provided engineering support, applied R&D, strategic services, and training to leaders in the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical, energy & chemical, government, and heavy manufacturing industries. By matching years of experience and expertise in materials joining, forming, testing, and modeling to the needs of forward-thinking manufacturers, EWI creates practical, efficient, and effective solutions in product design, fabrication, and production. For more information contact info (at) ewi (dot) org or 614.688.5164.

About Cumberland & Western Resources

C&W is a privately owned group of companies with diverse investments including technology, consumer products, commercial real estate, and private equity. The company operates within a strong entrepreneurial culture and has business interests across the USA and abroad.

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